This Sunday… don’t forget Dad!

Father’s Day is on Sunday! How will you say thanks to your good ol’ Pop for being there for you? There are so many reasons and ways to tell him you love him. If you’re in a gift-giving mode, below is a quick round-up of ideas.

 

Locally made wood watch. Assorted styles, $105-$160

Cosy eco-friendly, sustainable slippers. Handmade in Patagonia from wool and salmon leather, $62.

Assorted shop aprons from Vancouver’s own Union Wood Co. Includes the limited edition “Man in Black” apron. Bring out his inner Johnny Cash. $90-$110.

Camano coffee mill, adjustable for a consistent, perfect grind. $72.

Locally made cotton bow ties from Exhibit B Ties. More patterns in the shop. $65.

Handmade cotton ties from Philadelphia’s Forage. $89.

Locally made wallets from Wulf Work. Two styles available. $55-$75(shown).

Cute little shoe shine kit – contains 5 brushes and a chamois. $35.

Large and roomy classic rucksack, crafted by artisans in Minnesota. Leather and waxed canvas. $210.

Waxed canvas messenger bag. Handmade in USA. $150.

Durable cotton canvas briefcase. Also available in brown with black straps. $100.

Classic duffle bags. Built to last. $115.

Make his man-cave smell nice with pure, all natural room sprays that bring home the scent of the Pacific North West. $24.95.

Waiter’s knives with wood marquetry inlays. Made in Sante Fe. $57.

Whale shaped knives. Handcrafted in Japan. $55.

Tie One On (literally!)

Judging by the weather, you’d never know it was Spring, but these lovely bow ties from Vancouver’s Exhibit B have certainly added a touch of spring to our step. They’re handmade in limited editions from 100% cotton in a smattering of dandy patterns like seersucker, madras plaid and polka dot denim. Ideal for that summer wedding or graduation party.

Alison Hartford is the creative brainchild behind the newly launched label. For the past ten years she’s been designing couture and custom wedding gowns for Manuel Mendoza as well as under her own name. We’re thrilled that she’s branched out with Exhibit B and super thrilled to be carrying it!

The ties are cleverly packaged in reusable glass jars with a turn of the century sensibility. For those of us who haven’t mastered the art of actually tying a bow tie, there are even step-by-step “how to” instructions included.  Exhibit B gets a grade A in our books!

Below we’re showing the two Madras ties we have right now, but we’ve got many more patterns in the store with more on their way. Images courtesy of Nordica Photography.

 

Pink Madras tie. 

Green Madras tie.